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by suso
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2053: "Incoming Calls"
Replies: 43
Views: 5307

Re: 2053: "Incoming Calls"

RANDALL! Have you been hacking my phone records!? :shock: :D Funny. On a serious note. I think that in the US robocalls/spoofed numbers/scamcalls should be categorized under a terrorist attack because it is basically an attack on critical infrastructure (the phone system that has received much publ...
by suso
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2053: "Incoming Calls"
Replies: 43
Views: 5307

Re: 2053: "Incoming Calls"

RANDALL! Have you been hacking my phone records!? :shock: :D Funny. On a serious note. I think that in the US robocalls/spoofed numbers/scamcalls should be categorized under a terrorist attack because it is basically an attack on critical infrastructure (the phone system that has received much publ...
by suso
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0325: "A-Minus-Minus"
Replies: 130
Views: 59393

Re: 0325: "A-Minus-Minus"

11 years later, this happens which is close enough:

bear-e1535562092393-696x522.png


[Bear in driveway]

https://www.wwaytv3.com/2018/08/29/package-not-delivered-to-north-carolina-home-due-to-bear-in-driveway/
by suso
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 16141

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

GIF should be pronounced like Gift, the closest word in the English language to how it is spelled. I've never heard anyone pronounce that "jift" and I'd probably have to hurt them if they did. If you're willing to hurt someone over the way they pronounce a word, that says a lot about you ...
by suso
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2022: "Sports Champions"
Replies: 44
Views: 5244

Re: 2022: "Sports Champions"

It's not just in sports. I've worked with people in IT whose last names were Megahed, Hacker and Ping. Of course, those names may have existed before computers, but nonetheless they are cool names to have while working in computers. Sometimes the sports term comes from the person. For instance, the ...
by suso
Fri May 04, 2018 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 16141

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

"Gif" is pronounced that way by truncation of the word "gift" By you and a group of other people it's pronounced that way. By myself and others mostly who got online in the early 90s and Steve Wilhite, who is the guy who wrote the damn format, it's pronounced Jif, because that's...
by suso
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 7161

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

stilettoblade wrote:

And that looks like an excellent event, too bad I couldn't be there.


Indeed. Randall said that the silver wagon they used in the race we had was part of an experiment they worked on at NASA. Pretty cool.
by suso
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 7161

1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/rickrolling_anniversary.png Alt text: Want to feel old? The 'want to feel old?' factoid meme dates back to around 2011, closer to the Bush/Kerry election than to today. Missed opportunity: Saving this one for comic #1987 :cry: On a side note, we had an XKCD meetup this ...
by suso
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1943: "Universal Dreams"
Replies: 39
Views: 5524

Re: 1943: "Universal Dreams"

Related XKCD comic from the past that nobody seemed to mention yet: https://xkcd.com/557/

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At the time that he posted #557 I guess 8 years ago, I was still having this dream once in a while, but I think its been years now since I had one.
by suso
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1910: Sky Spotters
Replies: 21
Views: 3836

Re: 1910: Sky Spotters

Some ideas for what to disguise the drones as:

  • An advertising plane
  • A cloud
  • The sky
  • A kid's lost balloon
  • A sky spotter
  • A drone

Hidden in plane sight. (pun intended)
by suso
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 10499

Re: 1897: "Self Driving"

I'm disappointed that clicking on Yes or No didn't do something spectacular in XKCD form.
by suso
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"
Replies: 63
Views: 9712

Re: 1891: "New Technology"

Disclaimer: I'm saying all this realizing that I have a bias of my own by running a popular twitter feed for command line tips. :D I think we're overcoming the stigma/stereotype of the command line being obsolete. The general public now associates that black window with text in it mostly with "...
by suso
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 12915

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

This one almost seems like a new meme. I like it.
by suso
Wed May 24, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1841: "Who?"
Replies: 29
Views: 4893

Re: 1841: "Who?"

For reference, the keystone beer commercial regarding bluetooth headsets:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khn1d6LQ8PU
by suso
Fri May 19, 2017 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1839: "Doctor Visit"
Replies: 19
Views: 5254

Re: 1839: "Doctor Visit"

Is it an AI doctor?
by suso
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 13110

1823: "Hottest Editors"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/hottest_editors.png Alt text: "Elon Musk finally blocked me from the internal Tesla repository because I wouldn't stop sending pull requests for my code supporting steering via vim keybindings." I think Randall is trying to start another civil war on the anniv...
by suso
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1803: "Location Reviews"
Replies: 28
Views: 6708

Re: 1803: "Location Reviews"

One I came across about a year ago was reviews of supercomputing data centers like San Diego Supercomputer center: ★★ i'm recive a ddos atack from this location -- Clayton Bernardino https://www.google.com/maps/place/San+Diego+Supercomputer+Center/@32.8843003,-117.2421558,17z/data=!4m7!3m6!1s0x80dc0...
by suso
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"
Replies: 46
Views: 20387

Re: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"

Silhalnor wrote:There are surprisingly few posts here. Didn't this forum use to be more active last time I was here... quite possibly a year ago?


We were waiting for you to come back. Good to see you again.
by suso
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"
Replies: 46
Views: 20387

Re: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"

https://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/153/texas.png Let's take this further. Assuming this is an orthographic projection and those people aren't communicating via radio, those people are 107 miles tall and can't hear each other because there is no longer an atmosphere. Perhaps related: https://what-if.xk...
by suso
Fri May 20, 2016 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1683: "Digital Data"
Replies: 122
Views: 21343

Re: 1683: "Digital Data"

Best alt text ever.

Its getting harder and harder to read alt text in newer browsers.
by suso
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 6509

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

Obviously, I missed the animated avatar train.
by suso
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1630: "Quadcopter"
Replies: 34
Views: 6509

Re: 1630: "Quadcopter"

I think Randall got a quadcopter recently. I think Randall also knows that we all got quadcopters recently. :twisted:
by suso
Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1615: "Red Car"
Replies: 73
Views: 14061

Re: 1615: "Red Car"

Thanks Randall, now I won't feel so awkward posting my sex joke to @climagic today.
by suso
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"
Replies: 29
Views: 6358

Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

DougDean wrote:So, I guess they won first prize in their own championship.


They also won the Conflict of Interest Championships.
by suso
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"
Replies: 29
Views: 6358

Re: 1542: "Scheduling Conflict"

RANDALL GET OUT OF MY HEAD!! So in the past few days I've been trying to schedule an in person meeting among 3 teams and 10 different people sometime over the next couple months. I offered 16 different time choices and there is not one time that all people are available. Well there is one time when ...
by suso
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 99
Views: 31730

Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

Cool chart! Doesn't Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit belong somewhere in there between 1 million and a billion years ago?
by suso
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1457:"Feedback"
Replies: 23
Views: 7724

Re: 1457:"Feedback"

I was wondering if this was some reference to Hak5's wifi pineapple:

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/w ... t=81044992
by suso
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1428: "Move Fast and Break Things"
Replies: 32
Views: 11218

Re: 1428: "Move Fast and Break Things"

Maybe Randall is too young for this one, but it would have been hilarious if the last job on the list was TV/VCR or gun repairman.

Reference: Sally Struthers tells you how you can get your degree at home
by suso
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1410 - California Droughts
Replies: 69
Views: 13741

Re: 1410 - California Droughts

I am a little disappointed about how short of a time-frame is being graphed. In terms of historical perspective, 15 years is hardly enough to see any real patterns. It would be cool to see this graph extended exactly what I came here to say. How far back does the data go? <AOL>Me too!</AOL> There w...
by suso
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 37481

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

The folks who sorted out the connectivity between various synths, sequencers, and other electronic sound devices before MIDI came along deserve a special section in the Music Hall Of Fame ... Right on. Its pretty amazing that MIDI has required so little revision in its now 30 year history. Obviousl...
by suso
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1389: "Surface Area"
Replies: 125
Views: 35253

Re: 1389: "Surface Area"

rocketsocks wrote:Can we convince Randall to do a mini-kickstarter to make a poster version of this with the surfaces of all the other bodies filled in with details?


Soon to be on the walls of science classes everywhere.
by suso
Wed May 14, 2014 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1368: "One Of The"
Replies: 91
Views: 20534

Re: 1368: "One Of The"

Usually all claims in the media of being the first, last, only, fastest, slowest, biggest or smallest just means that the claimant didn't do enough research.
by suso
Thu May 01, 2014 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0094: "Billion-Story Building"
Replies: 106
Views: 25162

Re: What-if #0094: Billion-Story Building

Why does the building have to go straight up? What about curving it back on itself or building the building sideways laying on the ground. Sure it would be weird, but at least it would be easier to accomplish, plus it would be easier to build it in modules and have lots of people working on it. Or m...
by suso
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0094: "Billion-Story Building"
Replies: 106
Views: 25162

What-if 0094: "Billion-Story Building"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/94/ My daughter—age 4.5—maintains she wants a billion-story building. It turns out not only is that hard to help her appreciate this size, I am not at all able to explain all of the other difficulties you'd have to overcome. Keira, via Steve Brodovicz, Media, PA http://what-i...
by suso
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1361: "Google Announcement"
Replies: 43
Views: 30405

Re: 1361: "Google Announcement"

Hiferator wrote:
suso wrote:Imagine theres no signatures....

... it's easy if you try.
No line below posts,
above them only subjects.
Immagine all the people,
reading on-topic text!
Wohoho...

(But actually, this was highly off-topic and I don't really mind signatures.^^")



Thanks for playin :o
by suso
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1361: "Google Announcement"
Replies: 43
Views: 30405

Re: 1361: "Google Announcement"

Does this mean Google had to license 8.8.8.8 somehow from BB&N Inc? http://xkcd.com/195/ Time for a bit of history. BB&N is actually BBN Technologies now and owned by Raytheon, but it stood for Bolt, Beranek and Newman. Although they are not a household name and even most geeks would not re...
by suso
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"
Replies: 77
Views: 21761

Re: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"

My favorite "a ha" moment here was the "thousands of kilometers" note/citation. I think we need to start using SI prefixes for our larger numbers. How far is it from the earth to the sun? Wiki says 1.496 x 10 8 . Instead, it should be 149.6 megameters, or 0.1496 gigameters. How ...
by suso
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"
Replies: 77
Views: 21761

Re: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"

cellocgw wrote:No Alt-Text? waaaah.


On the bright side, your complaint made me realize I've been missing out on that part of what-if. I knew about the alt text in the regular comics, but didn't realize it was there in what-if. Thanks.
by suso
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"
Replies: 77
Views: 21761

What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"

Link to what-if #0089

Tungsten Countertop seems like a great name for a heavy metal band.

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by suso
Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 128
Views: 48957

Re: 1335: "Now"

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